Week in brief: 03 - 09 November

Published:  09 November, 2012

Top headlines
Supplier news
Product launches
From around the web
Friday funny


Top 10 headlines

Supplier news

  • Salamander Pumps struck gold in Olympic year with its Force range of brass ended pumps and the company has announced that the entire range now has WRAS approval.

  • Jablite has recently signed up to become a member of the Supply Chain Sustainability School, which is a free, virtual learning environment that aims to help construction suppliers and sub-contractors develop their sustainability knowledge and competence.>

  • KME Yorkshire’s commercial director, Neil Overton took part in a gruelling 280-mile cycling marathon with teammates from customer BSS Industrial in a bid to raise £10,000 for Help the Hospices.

  • British Gypsum has raised more than £100,000 to be shared between the construction industry’s charity for the homeless, Crash, and Macmillan Cancer Support.

  • Ibstock Group has now added a revolutionary safety device – auto-reverse speed reduction – to all its on-site fork lift vehicles supplied by Linde Material Handling.

  • Myson has launched a revised version of one of its most popular brochures, the Technical Guide for its Décor, and made it available to download online at www.myson.co.uk

  • Worcester, Bosch Group has launched a new £1 million multimedia advertising campaign to boost the industry and support heating engineers across the country during the key heating season.

  • Knauf Insulation has re-launched its UK website offering a fresh, clean look with quicker and easier navigation at www.knaufinsulation.co.uk.

Product launches

  • Firebird has brought its technical knowhow on their renowned range of oil boilers to the development of a top quality oil fired range cooker which uniquely incorporates a high efficiency condensing boiler.

  • Bushboard has added ten splashback designs to its Prima worksurface range, making a total of 27 splashbacks available overall. 

  • Snickers has now launched its next generation of Tool Carriers and Tool Belts.

From around the web

  • Danish engineering group FLSmidth has put its Cembrit fibre-cement products unit up for sale. www.reuters.com

  • Jobs, Growth and Warmer Homes report by Consumer Focus shows that investing funds raised from carbon taxes into widespread energy efficiency measures would deliver a major boost to the UK’s economy. http://www.consumerfocus.org.uk

Friday funny

Idiots on ladders, courtesy of the Ladder Association.


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